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Meet the Man who’s Taking the Country by Storm with a New Kind of Vending Machine

Brad Pommen is the president of SMRT1, a local technology company building hardware and software that upgrades traditional vending machines and kiosks into an interactive automated retail platform. SMRT1 is a client in KAST’s Venture Acceleration…
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Join us for Virtual Connection Day: Columbia Basin on July 24

Apply now for a free 1:1 virtual meeting with a tech expert to help your business survive and thrive Our world is facing unprecedented times, customers are buying goods and services in different ways and businesses need to adapt. The Basin…
The Kootenay Association of Science & Technology (KAST) is thrilled to announce that NSERC's (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) PromoScience program has awarded GLOWS, our youth program, $95,000 to support…
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Job Opportunity: KAST Executive Director

The Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) is seeking a dynamic, future focused individual to serve as the Executive Director for this thriving, growing Society. The successful candidate will be an inspirational leader…
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Apply for a FREE 1-on-1 Meeting with a Tech Expert through KAST and BC Tech!

Apply for Virtual Connection Day on May 7 for a Free 1-on-1 Meeting with a Tech Expert Our world is facing unprecedented times, customers are buying goods and services in different ways and businesses need to adapt. BC Tech Association and…
South Nelson Elementary School
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Nakusp Elementary School Student, Paityn Smith, Wins Kootenay Contraption Contest

Paityn Smith solved the contest’s climate change challenge by imagining a unique way to help preserve Caribou and their habitat The Kootenay Contraption Contest, organized by KAST in partnership with FORTIS BC this past winter, was a massive…